About Abel

Thank you for visiting the fundraising page for COTA in honor of Abel Falcon!

With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000 out of pocket, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Omaha, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local infant, Abel Protiva.

Abel is the son of Wendy Wees and Jason Protiva. Born in 2017, Abel was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The doctors at Children’s Hospital of Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, performed a life-saving heart transplant on May 19, 2017. An estimated $200,000 is being raised by Omaha volunteers.